ELDERBULLS

They're old!
They're gold!
They're Elderbulls!

Gia. Age 9 (ish). Lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Likes = love and hugs. Hates = dog fighters. On August 4th 2011, a suspected dog fighting operation in Pamlico County, North Carolina was raided (the property owner has since pled guilty to charges). Among the dogs seized from the operation was 9-year-old Gia. She was severely emaciated and nursing what was thought to be her sixth litter of puppies. Her teeth were nearly non-existent and had either been intentionally filed down to the gum line or worn down by excessive chain chewing. The Humane Society of the United States aided by Hello Bully volunteers were her saviors and relocated her and several other dogs to a temporary shelter where their chance at a new life would begin. On September 10, 2011, Gia’s road trip from North Carolina to Pittsburgh began and in the early morning hours of September 11th I finally got to meet the Elderbull that was going to spend her golden years on my couch. She was underweight, dirty, tired, severely anemic and fighting a blood parasite, but she was perfect. Her tail was wagging the moment I saw and has not stopped since. Today, Gia is doing remarkable well and all of her medical issues are essentially resolved. She has reached her ideal weight and manages just fine without teeth. She gets along well with her two brothers (an almost 10 year old pit bull and a 10 year old Doberman) and has started taking classes to become a certified therapy dog. Despite being heavily scarred physically, she has truly proven to be a “lover not a fighter.”

Gia. Age 9 (ish). Lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Likes = love and hugs. Hates = dog fighters. On August 4th 2011, a suspected dog fighting operation in Pamlico County, North Carolina was raided (the property owner has since pled guilty to charges). Among the dogs seized from the operation was 9-year-old Gia. She was severely emaciated and nursing what was thought to be her sixth litter of puppies. Her teeth were nearly non-existent and had either been intentionally filed down to the gum line or worn down by excessive chain chewing. The Humane Society of the United States aided by Hello Bully volunteers were her saviors and relocated her and several other dogs to a temporary shelter where their chance at a new life would begin. On September 10, 2011, Gia’s road trip from North Carolina to Pittsburgh began and in the early morning hours of September 11th I finally got to meet the Elderbull that was going to spend her golden years on my couch. She was underweight, dirty, tired, severely anemic and fighting a blood parasite, but she was perfect. Her tail was wagging the moment I saw and has not stopped since. Today, Gia is doing remarkable well and all of her medical issues are essentially resolved. She has reached her ideal weight and manages just fine without teeth. She gets along well with her two brothers (an almost 10 year old pit bull and a 10 year old Doberman) and has started taking classes to become a certified therapy dog. Despite being heavily scarred physically, she has truly proven to be a “lover not a fighter.”

  • 29 March 2012
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